Focus and Scope

Bladder (ISSN 2326-9901) is an international, open-access journal committed to publishing top-quality peer-reviewed articles describing basic laboratory, translational, and clinical investigations in the broad fields of bladder biology and diseases, including benign and malignant conditions. Subject areas covered by Bladder include, but are not limited to: anatomy, embryology, development, physiology, neurophysiology and diseases of the bladder and its neighboring organs such as the urethra, ureter, seminal vesicle and pelvic floor.

Types of Papers

Research articles are peer-reviewed full length reports describing original clinical, translational and/or laboratory investigations.

Brief reports are peer-present timely and highly innovative original observations of immediate impact.

Reviews are peer-reviewed articles that aim to provide a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of a research topic within the scope of the journal.  

Mini reviews offer a brief and focused summary of recent insights or advances in specific research topics within the scope of the journal.

Case reports are peer-reviewed and should present clinically novel and well-documented cases of general interest and educational value to the practitioner.  .

Perspectives are expert views and opinions on issues of importance to basic research and clinical practice.

Research highlights are short commentaries on one or more recently published journal articles that report novel and significant findings and interest the readers of Bladder. Research highlights are usually commissioned from leading experts in a particular field. 

Letters to the Editor are short essays that comment on articles published in the journal up to 3 months after the publication of the articles.

 

Section Policies

Brief Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research Articles

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Case Reports

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Mini reviews

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Perspectives

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Research highlights

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Letters to the Editor

Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed

Editorials

Unchecked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Unchecked Peer Reviewed
 

Peer Review Process

Bladder is committed to providing authors with fast, constructive and fair reviews. At submission, authors are encouraged to suggest editorial members and referees who have the expertise needed to judge the paper. Submitted papers will be first evaluated by the Editors-in-Chief or Associate Editors to determine whether they should be reviewed by at least two external referees based on scientific merit and technical quality of the papers. Submissions determined not to be reviewed by the editors will be returned to authors and will in general not be considered again unless substantial revision has been made. Resubmitted papers will be considered as new submissions. Peer-review decisions include: acceptance, acceptance after revision, reconsideration after revision, or rejection. We aim to offer a fast publication schedule while maintaining rigorous peer review. The goal is to inform authors of a decision within 3 weeks of submission.

 

Publication Frequency

Individual articles will be published as soon as they are ready and will be added to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.

 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

 

Archiving

Archive in PubMed Central

To comply with the policies of funding agencies, such as the NIH in the USA, the Wellcome Trust and the Research Councils in the UK, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft in Germany, upon publication, Bladder will deposit articles in PubMed Central.

This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed archiving system among participating libraries and permits those libraries to create permanent archives of the journal for purposes of preservation and restoration. More...